On Saturdaymorning,May 30, 2015, in the "Emmaus" seminary chapel in Cracow, Poland, Bishop Jan Kopiec, Bishop of the Diocese of Gliwice, ordained to the priesthood deacons Thomas Michael Koperek CR and Luke Wąsikiewicz CR. More than fifty priests concelebrated the solemn Mass, accompanied by the parents and relatives of the new priests, religious sisters, friends and young people from our Resurrectionist parishes in the region.
Among the concelebrants in the ordination rite were our Father General and Vicar General, Frs. Bernard Hylla, C.R., and Timothy Uniac, C.R.; our former superior general Fr. Sutherland MacDonald, C.R.; and the pastors of the home parishes of the newly ordained. The music for the Liturgy was led by the “St. Gregory Choir” of Ascension Parish, administered by our Community in Bytom.
Fr. Thomas Koperek comes from Wilkowiska, near Limanowa in southern Poland, while Fr. Luke is a native of Lubasz in the Archdiocese of Poznan.
Posted on Jun 2015,